The long-awaited successor in the Redmi Note line-up from Xiaomi, the Redmi Note 7 has now been confirmed to launch in India on February 28.
Manu Kumar Jain, Global VP of Xiaomi tweeted the official teaser image with the confirmed date of launch and apparently seven hints related to the smartphone hidden within the image. Since the device was already launched in China sometime back, we more or less have the confirmed specifications of the device, except for a few region-specific changes that Xiaomi might make, like different RAM/storage variants.
Mi Fans, mark the date! RT & spread the word if you want to own this beast.
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) February 14, 2019
The major highlight of the Redmi Note 7, that also fired up some controversy is the 48MP rear shooter which “effectively” produces images of that high a resolution, but technically outputs 12MP pixel binned images. The Note 7 Pro on the other hand which was also rumoured to launch sometime soon is expected to come with a true 48MP IMX 586 sensor from Sony. Accompanying the f/1.8 primary shooter is a 5MP depth sensing unit. The front houses a 13MP selfie shooter housed in a water-drop style notch, a first for Redmi smartphones. The display is a 6.3-inch Full HD+ panel.
Under the hood, the Redmi Note 7 will come equipped with the Snapdragon 660 SoC found on devices like Xiaomi’s own Mi A2, the Asus Znefone Max Pro M2 and the Realme 2 Pro, all belonging to the same price bracket at which the Note 7 is expected to arrive. RAM and storage options includes 3+32GB, 4+64GB and 6+64GB, but all of these variants may not launch in India.
The battery capacity has become a staple 4000mAh now on the Redmi Note series phones, but a much-appreciated inclusion this time around is the inclusion of a USB Type-C port to charge the device. Again, a first for the Redmi series. Talking about firsts, this is also the first Redmi phone to come with a glass back. The phone will run MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie out of the box.
For now, we only have confirmation of the Redmi Note 7 launching in India, while the Pro variant speculated to come with a Snapdragon 675 chipset still remains to be a mystery. Stay tuned for full coverage of the Redmi Note 7 post launch.